We were off in Penticton for Ironman Canada. My son in law was running his first full length Ironman-he did great. Managed to keep up the push ups here and there. If you've never seen an Ironman live-it is quite the inspiration. Our daughter Steph did IM Canada last year and it is amazing there are people in their late 70's completing these things. I figured this year as-I'd already seen it once -some of the awe would wear off- but it didn't. There are some incredibly fit looking people doing the race- but I tell you there are many many people that to look at them on the street you would never guess they could do the whole course. Some of the finishers are out there for 16 hours of non stop physical activity. It is kind of a no excuses experience- when you see lots of people in their 50's, 60's and seventies out there- and people that are overweight-finishing that course-there aren't a lot of excuses left.